Sunday, 15 September 2013

Angel Hair

Dear photo-bloggers,

Nature up close is a wonderful thing.

This is a photo I took of afternoon sunlight shining through a dandelion.
Angelic no?

Happy Monday,

Friday, 13 September 2013

Gum Tree Reflections

Dear Reader,

Long sunlight and the Eucalyptus or 'Gum' tree are favourite things about my land. I got this shot from my car early yesterday morning on my way to work.  a bit more about gum trees They are everywhere in Australia, they survive anything and there are just over 900 varieties..

Also, I can't resist a sparkly window.
Have a happy weekend,


p.s. linking to James's Weekend Reflections

Saturday, 7 September 2013

The sea and the sky

Dear photo bloggers,

There's nothing more beautiful in Sydney than a warm weekend and yesterday, Saturday, was the warmest spring day on record here, 29 degrees down the coast where I was, early, early for breakfast, a bit of lazing in the sun and a swim. While I do not have my dream of being within walking distance of the sea, I do live under an hour's drive from it and I guess I am perpetuating the myth of the land of endless summer, blue sky and warm sand. It is not quite that idyllic, our society has its problems like anywhere else, but I do feel fortunate. On the drive back I had to jump out and photograph this piece of sea/sky meld..

Nor could I resist walking over to an empty building site where someone is building a cliff top house...

To lean out from that little platform and photograph a little hidden beach.

Happy weekend all,

Wednesday, 4 September 2013


Spring has come to Sydney with an unprecedented warmth. Winter felt like spring, spring feels like early summer. Sunlight seeps into the bones and warms the soul.

What is it like where you are?
I have entered this in Outdoor Wednesday

xx Val

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Pool of LIght

Photo Readers,

On friday I was driving home when I noticed the setting sun illuminating a dam in the fading light. I pulled over and jumped out of my car and took this photograph, leaning on a fencepost. I think it looks slightly otherworldly..
I wasn't going to post it at Weekend Reflections  but then I decided I like it so much I want to share.

 Enjoy your week,